Don’t miss The Fearless Girl Statue by Kristen Visbal, on display at the West Hollywood Library in celebration of Women’s History Month. The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is presenting an exhibit of a replica of the original The Fearless Girl statue in recognition and honor women and women’s history. She will be gone by the end of this month.
The original statue commissioned by SSGA, was installed two years ago on March 7, 2017, the day before International Women’s Day and just weeks after the historic inaugural worldwide Women’s March events.
The bronze sculpture was commissioned to advertise for an index fund that comprises gender-diverse companies that have a relatively high percentage of women among their senior leadership. The plaque below the statue states: “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference,” with “SHE” being both a descriptive pronoun and the fund’s NASDAQ ticker symbol. It was removed in November 2018 in preparation for relocation to a site in front of the New York Stock Exchange. A plaque with footprints was placed on the original site of Fearless Girl.
The original Fearless Girl now famously faces off the Charging Bull statue by Arturo Di Modica near Wall Street in New York City, where it immediately became a selfie phenomenon. This replica of the original is on loan to the City of West Hollywood by the artist and was installed on March 7, 2019, just in time for International Women’s Day. The statue will remain on view for the duration of March 2019 at the West Hollywood Library during regular library hours.
The library is located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Regular library open hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Monday, March 25, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.
For additional information on this exhibition please contact Mike Che at [email protected] or visit https://www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/fearless-girl-statue.
For additional information about events in the City of West Hollywood throughout March that recognize Women’s History Month, please visit www.weho.org/Home/Components/News/News/8342/23.
For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, please visit www.weho.org/arts or contact Andrew Campbell, Arts Manager, at (323) 848-6883 or at [email protected] F